Good morning to all. The furnace is running this morning but it promises to be a beautiful day with temps in the 60s. Today is the day for the first lawn cutting. Cutting grass is like a bad habit, once you start it is difficult to stop.
On Monday evening, March 22, Mary and Joe Damron and myself attended a meeting of the Heritage Days committee in Fort Gay. They have new leadership and officers this year and this was their first planning meeting in preparing for September’s Heritage Day’s celebration. They had a number of younger persons at the meeting who seemed to bring a new sense of enthusiasm and urgency along with them.
Our reason for being there was twofold. We have a vested interest in the event in that this is the weekend for our golf tournament, banquet, and other select activities and the more successful they are the more successful we are. We also see this as a means of reaching a group of FGHS alumni that we haven’t been able to before, especially those out there that graduated in the mid 60s, the 70s, and the 80s. Their plans are to do a lot of promotion of this years event and we hope to be able to tag on to that.
We have offered them the use of our blog site and we will be utilizing our mailings to help them in promoting the event. You will be seeing their progression on this blog site as well as a flyer inclusion in your letter that will be sent in late June or early July announcing the reunion events and schedule.
I think that this year you will see a widely expanded heritage Days’ schedule and events. They have formed committees for all proposed events and there seemed to be a lot of energy in these groups. They will be meeting frequently and encourage all people in the area that are willing to join them in their efforts. If you would like to be a part of this group, contact Melissa Meredith whose email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I am sure that they would welcome all.
The focus of the FGHS Alumni group will continue to be on bringing friends from the past together for fellowship and to support the FGHS Memorial Scholarship that provides educational support for the young people in that area.